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keywords: former secretary of state george c. marshall, new secretary of state dean acheson, premier mahoud fahmi el nokrashi, funeral procession, annual mummers parade, parade floats, lockheed f-80 shooting star, beauty contest, chelsea arts ball, child minister hugh marjoe ross gortner, wedding ceremony, florida governor fuller warren, winter sports, curling

Synopsis: George C. Marshall Turns Over Portfolio To Dean Acheson, Assassinated Premier of Egypt Buried, Philadelphia Hosts Annual Mummers Parade, Tragedy Strikes Air Show In Miami FL, Jeanne Crow Crowned Queen At Press Photographers Fete, Chelsea Arts Ball In London, Hugh Marjoe Ross Gortner Ordained Minister At Four Years Old, The New Governor Fuller Warren of Florida, The Sport of Curling...(read more)

  • Date: 1949
  • Duration: 00:09:48
  • Sound: No
  • Color: Monochrome
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: United States, England, India

Newsreels: 1949 - January 10

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George C. Marshall Turns Over Portfolio To Dean Acheson

George C. Marshall, war-time Army chief and of late the U.S. Secretary of State, poses with Mrs. Marshall following his resignation. He is recuperating from a recent operation.

In Washington, Dean Acheson, present Undersecretary of State, has been named by President Truman to replace Mr. Marshall. James E. Webb moves up into Acheson’s present post.

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Assassinated Premier of Egypt Buried

Last rites for Premier Mahmoud Fahmi El Nokrashi Pasha killed by an assassin’s bullet. Soldiers, statesmen and thousands of others march in the mile-long funeral procession, and members of the slain premier’s Saadist Institutional Party shout for vengeance.

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Philadelphia Hosts Annual Mummers Parade

The Mummers Parade is held each New Year's Day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is believed to be the oldest folk festival in the United States. King Momus is the personification of satire and mockery, but when he struts he outdoes himself with the biggest and most lavish Mummers Parade of all times. Two million spectators view the glittering procession of fun makers.

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Tragedy Strikes Air Show In Miami FL

Stunts, formation flights, speed races, wing walkers and flaming death as tragedy strikes air show in Miami, Florida. A Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star aircraft crashes before the stunned spectators, during a dramatic air show that sets new highs for thrills and chills.

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Jeanne Crow Crowned Queen At Press Photographers Fete

Pretty Jeanne Crow, 21-year old lovely from Florida, wins the nod of the judges and is chosen Queen of the Press Photographers. Forty bathing suite beauties vie for the title, but Miss Crow wins, for very good reasons. CU images of vintage professional flash cameras.

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Chelsea Arts Ball In London

A mermaid loses her tail, and other hijinks mark the annual Chelsea Arts Ball at Royal Albert Hall in London England. 6,000 art students drink, dance and make merry, and at midnight, the rioting gets out of hand.

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Hugh Marjoe Ross Gortner Ordained Minister At Four Years Old

Hugh Marjoe Ross Gortner, a four-year old ordained minister, known as the miracle child evangelist, performs a wedding ceremony for a sailor and bride. The youngster has caused a furore in religious circles. He first gained public attention during the late 1940s when his parents arranged for him at age four to be ordained as a evangelist preacher due to his extraordinary speaking ability.

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Governor Fuller Warren of Florida

Governor Fuller Warren, poor boy who made good, is sworn in as Florida’s 30th governor. Following the inaugural, 35,000 attend a monster barbecue and parade with floats.

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The Sport of Curling

Curling is a team sport played by two teams of four players in which players slide stones on a sheet of ice towards a target area which is segmented into four concentric circles.

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